This March, National Nutrition Month focuses on the importance of healthy eating and keeping fit. It’s the perfect time for you to improve your lifestyle.
Your health is the most precious thing you’ll ever have. Everyone knows that we should eat healthily but getting the right nutrition and a balanced diet can be tough.
To help you follow National Nutrition Month, check out these three handy apps. With these you’ll get to know your nutrients, track your dietary and exercise habits and even tackle your intolerances and allergies. Kick off your new, healthier lifestyle!
Nutrients – Nutrition Facts (£4.99 on App Store, Free on Google Play)
To achieve a healthy diet, first you need to know what you eat. How much sugar is in an apple? How much potassium is in a banana? With Nutrition Facts you’ll get info on everything from macronutrients like proteins or sugars to vitamins and minerals.
This app features a vast database of nearly 200,000 foods. You’ll get to search for your favourite meals and learn everything you need to know about their nutritional values. And since your secret family recipes probably aren’t on the list, you can put together your own dishes. Just make a list of ingredients and the app will count calories, nutrients, vitamins and more for you.
Nutrients works completely offline, so you get all the info you need without using any data.
Calorie Counter - MyNetDiary (Free, with in-app purchases)
Sophisticated yet simple and user friendly, MyNetDiary is a great way for you to keep track of your healthy lifestyle. With this personal weight loss, diet and nutrition assistant, being healthy comes easily and naturally. Count your calories, track your exercise and stay healthy for life.
Fighting to get into shape before summer hits? Set a goal with a target date and let the app be your pocket personal trainer. You’ll get a calculated calorie and exercise plan to follow. Friendly reminders will help you keep up. As you log in your weight updates and daily exercise, the app tweaks your diet to streamline the whole process.
Then there is the massive, daily expanding food database. Get detailed info on your foods and ingredients to learn about their macronutrients, calories, vitamins and minerals. You can even scan barcodes for instant information!
Food Intolerances (Free, with in-app purchases)
Staying on top of your nutrition gets much more complicated if you are allergic or intolerant to some foods. It adds a whole extra layer of things to consider when grocery shopping or ordering food. The app Food Intolerances is a handy tool for anyone who has to stick to a restricted diet because of conditions like gluten intolerance or nickel allergy.
With an expanding database of over 900 foods, ingredients and additives you’ll get to learn about their possible risks as well as nutrition facts.
Once you’ve downloaded the app, you get to tailor it for your individual needs. After you’ve put in all your sensitivities, the database filters your foods accordingly. You can browse for new foods fitting your diet, check on anything you come across and tweak your nutrients intakes for better health. Optimising your diet perfectly is a long road, but Food Intolerances make it much less bumpy for you.
The National Nutrition Month is the perfect time to try out these awesome apps. Comment below and let us know what you think of these apps and whether you’ll be trying to change your ways for National Nutrition Month.
Also, never forget that healthy nutrition is just a half of your healthy lifestyle. For fitness and exercise, check out our Our Top 7 health and fitness apps.